November 28, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 32

Defeat of Spokane County Proposition 1 leaves many questions

Measure to buy mobile home parks in Fairchild Accident Potential Zone had enough votes to be brought forward again

Voters turned down Spokane County Proposition 1 on Tuesday, Nov. 5, defeating it by 51.2 percent, leaving many questions hanging in the balance.

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Proposition 1 would have raised $18 million in property taxes over nine years to buy mobile home parks in Accident Potential Zone Two, an identified encroachment to Fairchild Air Force Base. Residents living in the area would have been relocated and the parks demolished, allowing the land to be transformed for industrial use.

Without those funds, however, there won’t be much action taken.

The ballot item was defeated 56,594 to 59,315, with 5,2...

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